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The Floppotron is getting attention on the internet for playing music by using the sounds of 64 floppy disk drive, 8 hard disks and 2 optical scanners.

SALT LAKE CITY — It’s a musical blast from the past in more ways than one.

What’s up: A video of a giant machine called “The Floppotron” playing the classic song “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen has gone viral on the internet.

  • According to Alphr, the Floppotron is made up of 64 floppy disk drives, eight hard disks and two scanners. It was invented back in 2016 by Polish engineer Paweł Zadrożniak.
  • According to his website, Zadrożniak uses coding to carefully time the noises that come from the obsolete devices so that they end up sounding like popular songs.
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Watch the video below:

The history of Floppotron: As reported by Gizmodo, this isn’t the first time the Floppotron has received attention.

  • Zadrożniak first started posting his floppy disk drive music back in 2012, but at the time it only consisted of 1-2 drives.
  • Four years later, Zadrożniak decided to expand the project.

Watch more of the Floppotron melodies on YouTube.